Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN)
SD-WAN delivers agility, scalability, fast provisioning, security +
SD-WAN (software-defined wide-area network) is the application of software-defined networking (SDN) technology applied to WAN connections such as broadband internet, 4G, LTE, Satellite, MPLS, Ethernet, and other networking types. It connects business networks – including branches, data centers, and Cloud services.
How does SD-WAN work?
SD-WAN involves managing WAN branch routers from a central controller, or creating the “brains” of the network, so that potentially thousands of routers can be managed from one place.
The main benefit of SD-WAN is that the network is easily managed from a central controller. Network administrators can build policies and seamlessly push them to every device at once, greatly simplifying IT management.
In addition to simplified management, SD-WAN can run over any type of network (such as broadband, fiber, LTE), through any type of service provider connection (Internet, MPLS).
There are four core features of SD-WAN: Transport independence, Application visibility, Path intelligence, and Centralized management
SD-WAN Business Decision Benefits
Freedom of Flexibility and Scalability
Need to scale up or down your bandwidth? SD-WAN can do that. A key benefit of SD-WAN is its ability to control bandwidth on the fly. For businesses, this means critical applications will always receive the appropriate bandwidth as they require it.
Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Whether it is a natural disaster, human error, or any other disaster, SD-WAN allows you avoid productivity disruptions and continue with minimal if any downtime.
Increased Agility & Provisioning
An internet-based software solution, an SD-WAN network makes it possible for your team to deploy, manage, and alter your network across large distances from one centralized location. With SD-WAN’s centralized control your team can:
Transport & Bandwidth Diversity
SD-WAN is a provider-agnostic networking solution that operates on the public internet. Unlike MPLS networking, SD-WAN isn’t dependent on a single provider to guarantee its functionality and as a result will give you consistent network performance, regardless of where you’re using it.
Maintaining a healthy bottom-line is essential to any business and SD-WAN will help keep it that way. Here are a few reasons SD-WAN solutions can save you money:
Through management web portals, administrators can access network performance metrics and customized reporting. Save them or set up recurring schedules, easily drill down by department, appliance, or time period to view:
Advanced and Secure Infrastructure
SD-WAN ensures data is protected across any connection via encrypted networking. Security alerts including network treats and breaches delivered in real-time through proactive security management.
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